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Internet tax bill targets all digital downloads

The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.

By May 6, 2013


Looming Internet sales tax bill jolts consumers, retailers

The U.S. Senate begins debate on a proposed law that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes around the country, despite objections from online sellers that the bill goes too far.

By April 22, 2013


Internet tax proposal up for a vote in Senate this week

Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy's, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales tax when shopping online.

By March 21, 2013


Senate embraces Internet taxes

Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a "bureaucratic nightmare."

By March 22, 2013


Politicians push bill to help states collect online sales tax

Some lawmakers have reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to grab sales tax from large e-tailers.

By February 15, 2013


Politicians, retailers push for new Internet sales taxes

The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping may soon be over, if Congress approves a proposed federal law supported by Wal-Mart and other big-box stores.

By April 17, 2012


Amazon favors online sales tax--if smaller rivals also have to pay

The retail giant favors collecting sales tax from online vendors, but only if the rules apply to virtually all businesses.

By December 1, 2011


Internet sales tax fight returns to Congress

eBay, a critic of new Internet tax legislation, will tell a congressional committee that big box stores aren't hurting online. Instead, they're rapidly gaining market share.

By November 29, 2011


Senate bill reignites Internet sales tax debate

Internet tax bill introduced today would force Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Blue Nile, and other online retailers to collect sales taxes if they do more than $500,000 in "remote sales."

By November 9, 2011


Republican senators push for Internet sales taxes

Two GOP politicians are going further than Democrats with proposal targeting Amazon.com and other online retailers, CNET has learned. Conservative tax groups are crying foul.

By November 2, 2011